The Seventh Art Stand – Time for Ilhan
Free event! Suggested donation: $5–10
** Panel discussion with co-presenters CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) after the screening! **
- Masih Fouladi, ED of CAIR-WA
- Amina Ibrahim, Somali American student activist/organizer
- Ubah Warsame, Somali American community organizer/activist who has run for political office
PLEASE NOTE: The original screening date for Time for Ilhan has changed from September 12th to October 7th.
Time for Ilhan follows Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, hijab-wearing mother of three, as she builds upon her community organizer roots and runs for office in Minneapolis, home to one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S. As an immigrant and a charismatic candidate who bridges her Muslim faith with a progressive Democratic platform, Ilhan could pave the way as the first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress, if she wins during this November’s midterm elections.
“While watching the exciting campaign drama, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Ilhan’s unapologetic hopefulness and tenacity — watching her on the campaign is an extraordinary thing to behold. Time for Ilhan is an inspirational strike for feminism, diversity, and grass-roots idealism, and is exactly what we so desperately need to see right now.” — Traverse City Film Festival